Monday, October 17, 2016 |
We post a writing tip each week on CBC Books. This week's tip is from author Carmen Aguirre.
Cut, cut, cut. Always take the work seriously. Never take yourself seriously. The first is imperative. The second is disastrous. You must be ruthless and specific. If the nagging question 'Why would anybody care about my story?' creeps to the surface, remember that it is about a universal experience, not personal catharsis.